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Amazon Web Services, to promote Argentina’s presence in the data of ‘the Edge’

FILE PHOTO: Members of Amazon.com Inc. the annual cloud-computing conference, walking past the Amazon Web Services logo,, in Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada, united states of america, November 30, 2017. (REUTERS photo/Salvador Rodriguez/File Photo

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Amazon Web Services (AWS), a unit of the Amazon.com Inc., said on Thursday that it will strengthen its presence in Latin America, with a “Border” site in Argentina, is the first in the country, which will help to speed up the use to the local users.

The so-called “Edge”, to be based in the capital city of Buenos Aires and the WORLD with an office opened its doors in April of 2018, which will contribute to the delivery of data, video and applications, at higher speeds, and improve cyber security, according to the company.

An AWS spokeswoman declined to reveal the investment sum or the number of jobs that would create, but said it would be “indirectly to generate the items, and support local workforce development.”

“We are always in the open position in the domestic market,” the spokesperson said.

The location and the seventh in Latin America will go online this year. In March, AWS announced that Columbia would be the sixth Edge of the site. The others are in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, brazil.

The announcement comes in the midst of speculation as to where in the area the tech giant will install in the data center, where local businesses and governments to store information in the cloud. Chile and Argentina do battle for the Amazon’s return on investment.

In April, AWS said that it will be to help astronomers in Chile, and to crunch the data coming from the telescopes, with the help of cloud-computing services.

AWS is a fast-growing part of Amazon’s overall business. In the first quarter of 2019, which reported sales of $7.7 billion, an increase of 41 per cent compared to the same period last year, accounting for almost 13 percent of Amazon’s total revenue.

Reporting by Cassandra Garrison; Editing by Steve Orlofsky

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